Who Are We

Aspire Circle promotes enlightened leadership. Founded in 2007, It builds and scales four impact communities through Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships and IFP (Impact Future Project) Community Leadership. To date, Aspire Circle has awarded 34 scholarships, admitted 300+ fellows and engaged 300+ IFP leaders.

The four pillars or foundational initiatives focus on:

  • Aspire Young Achievers, launched in 2008, as our scholarship program; it recognises and inspires future leaders with a scholarship of INR 1 Lac. The scholarship is awarded annually to three young achievers from humble backgrounds under the age of 30 in the field of sports, art, culture, academics or civil society.
  • Aspire Circle Fellowship, launched in 2013-14 is designed as a one-year curriculum for social leaders (CSR heads, foundation heads, impact investors, impact entrepreneurs, NGO heads) to inspire enlightened leadership through a reflective, readings-based Socratic journey. Fellows must meet four times, once each quarter, to complete the Fellowship. They become Fellows for life, meeting at ARC, a triennial event.
  • RISE Interns, launched in 2020, prepares youth as a new cadre of Impact professionals for the imminent Impact Revolution; the aim is to enhance India’s chances of global leadership as an Impact Economy by generating awareness and developing Impact Science skills.
  • The Impact Future Project (IFP) is a unique thought leadership platform, which brings together over 200 business, investment, non-profit, media and government leaders to generate investment ideas and unlock private capital for public good, enabling India Inc. to embrace Impact Capitalism and Impact Accounting.

Aspire Circle is part of the Aspire family, founded by Amit Bhatia in 2007, focused on impact leadership and ecosystem development through three initiatives: Aspire Education (www.aspireeducation.co) for education, Aspire Impact (www.aspireimpact.in) for ecosystems, and Aspire Circle (www.aspirecircle.org) for social leadership. Based in Gurugram (Haryana, India), Aspire is committed to making “Living Impact”.


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